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RefWorks

BibTeX Output for use with LaTeX

In Refworks, open the folder holding the references for your BibTex file. You can also use My List as a temporary holding folder for your references.

Click the button from the top menu.

Note: If you only need to include some of your references, individually select the ones you wish to include before clicking Create Bibliography.

The "Create Bibliography From a List of References" window will open. 

  • Under References to Include, choose between Selected (individually selected references), Page (all of the references on your current page), or All in List (all of the references in your folder/holding area). 
  • Under Output Style, choose BibTex from the drop-down menu. 
  • Under Select a File Type, choose Rich Text Format (RTF). 

When you're finished, click the  button. 

A new RTF will be created with your citation in BibTeX format. The file should automatically download. If it doesn't, look for the small green window in the bottom right-hand corner of your current Refworks page. You will see a link to download the file and/or have it emailed to you.

Resave the RTF file as a "Plain Text (*.txt)" file, but change the name of the saved file to filename.bib.

Alternative Method for Adding BibTeX Files in Legacy RefWorks

In Refworks, open the folder holding you wish to include in your BibTeX file. You can also use My List as a temporary holding folder for your references.

Click References from the top menu. Select Export from the drop-down list. 

The Export References window will open. Select the following fields:

  • Under References to Include, choose between Selected (individually selected references), Page (references on your current page), or All in List (all of the references in your folder/holding area). 
  • Under Select an Export Format, choose BibTeX - Refworks ID from the drop-down menu. 

Click 

In your web browser, a new page/tab should appear with each reference displayed as text. 

  • From the File menu, select Save Page As.
  • Save the page and change the name of the saved file to filename.bib. This will be the correct format for BibTeX to read and create a bibliography.
  • Click Save.

To link filename.bib to your LaTeX document, you need to enter two commands:

\bibliographystyle{style} should go just inside your \begin{document} command. style.bst is the name of the style file dictating the format of your bibliography,

AND

\bibliography{filename} should go where you want LaTeX to create the bibliography containing your exported references.

At the appropriate cursor point in the Body of your paper, insert the command: \cite{RefWorks:#} where "#" is the RefWorks ID number of the reference you are citing